Subject: Re: console or ttyE0
To: Andrew L. Gould <>
From: None <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/27/2003 07:26:00
On Sat, Sep 27, 2003 at 08:39:36AM -0500, Andrew L. Gould wrote:
> Are there reasons a user would prefer console over ttyE0 (or ttyE0 over 
> console) in /etc/ttys?  Are there functional differences?

I have noticed in the past xdm grabbing console to use for xconsole, and at
that point not being able to log in on the first virtual console.

From then on, I would turn off console in /etc/ttys and turn on ttyE0.
That way the getty on the first virtual console still works after xdm grabs

I think syslog sends some messages to console that it doesn't necessarily
send to ttyE0.


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